Tim Shaw RA Elect
Born: 1964, Belfast
Elected RA: 24 September 2013
Category of Membership: Sculptor
Tim Shaw studied at Manchester Polytechnic and Falmouth School of Art from 1985-89. Working across a range of different mediums, he produces both single entities and all encompassing, multi-sensory installations that utilise sight, sound and smell. He has undertaken a number of public commissions including The Rites of Dionysos for the Eden Project, The Minotaur for The Royal Opera House and The Drummer in Truro City Centre.
Tim Shaw RA, 'Casting a Dark Democracy', 2008. Gallery installation. Steel, black polythene, oil, sand.
A more political side to his work became evident in a number of sculptures responding to issues such as terrorism and the war in Iraq such as Tank on Fire, awarded the selectors’ choice Threadneedle prize in 2008, and the installation Casting a Dark Democracy, which Jackie Wullschlager of _ The Financial Times_ stated was ‘The most politically charged yet poetically resonant new work on show in London’.
Shaw has been supported by The Delfina Studio Trust, The British School of Athens and The Kenneth Armitage Foundation through residencies in Greece, Spain and a Fellowship in London.
Recent solo exhibitions
2013 Jam Records, Falmouth
2012 Riflemaker Contemporary Art Gallery, London
2011 Millennium Gallery, St. Ives
2009 Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London
2006 Goldfish Fine Art, Cornwall
2005 Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
1999 Falmouth Public Art Gallery, Cornwall
1997 Duncan Campbell Gallery, London
1995 Duncan Campbell Gallery, London
1992 Albemarle Gallery, London
Recent group exhibitions
2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Pangolin Gallery, London
2011 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2010 Millennium Gallery, St. Ives
2008 Mall Galleries, London
2007 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2006 Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall
2005 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster
Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2003 Truro Museum, Cornwall
2000 Gordon Hepworth Gallery, London
1997 Mall Galleries, London
1993 St. Paul’s Cathedral, London